You should never have a gas smell in your vehicle.

If you smell gas this could be a sign of a gas leak.

A gas leak can be dangerous to drive with because it is flammable.

Fuel Leaks
Fuel Leaks

The easiest way to determine if you have a fuel leak is when you detect the smell of fuel in the car interior. “If you park your car in a garage, the moment you open it, you should be able inhale leaked fuel. If you look beneath the car and find a patch near the rear tyres, it should alert you to a fuel leak.”
Unlike other leaks fuel leaks are the most dangerous and life threatening because of the ease with which the car will catch fire if it goes near an open flame.

Symptoms of a Fuel Line Leak:

 

  • Car seems to be using more fuel than usual
  • You smell a strong gas odor

Common Leaks:

  • Injector leak
  • Fuel tank leak
  • Fuel line leak
  • Faulty canister
  • Missing gas cap


It really doesn’t matter what is causing the gasoline smell in your car, you just need to have it fixed as soon as you start smelling fuel. So, If the fuel leak is near the engine or exhaust, it could result in a fire and a potential total loss of your vehicle.  Consequently, The fuel liquid is not the danger, the danger is the fumes, you see, liquid gasoline does not burn; the fumes are what catch fire